BlueCoast Protography Exhibition Press Release




The Organizing Committee of the “BLUECOAST” is pleased to announce that the Open digital photography exhibition “BLUE CULTURE” is available online, on The initiative was organized in the framework of the project “Climate-Smart Coastal Practices for Blue Governance”-BLUECOAST, funded by the Interreg IPA CBC Cross-Border Cooperation Programme “Greece – Albania 2014 – 2020”. You will find details of the project at

The Exhibition theme was “Blue Culture” of the cross-border area of Greece and Albania, focusing on Zakynthos and Himara. The two countries were bridged on the occasion of this unique exhibition, dedicated to the beauty and mystery of sea life, the coastal and island heritage, the promotion of the primordial connection of human with the sea. The exhibition seeks to inspire society in the direction of Sustainable Development of the marine and coastal environment, emphasizing our common responsibility for the preservation of the bioenvironment and the mobilization of every concerned citizen and the wider society.

The exhibition received 183 inspiring storytelling entries from both Greece and Albania. Participants (per alphabetical order) are: B. Asia – teacher, L. Bedinaj – UNDP Albania, Biopolitics International Organisation (L. Massavetas, D. Patsalidis), Center of Culture and Development AVANTGARDE, Club UNESCO Zakynthos (A. Emmanouilidis, D. Fournogerakis, M. Stithou), U. Dulaj – Himara Municipality, E. Efraimiadou – HORIZON, Center of Research, Technology and Innovation, Flag Pine NGO (A. Haskoçela, L. Sadikllari), Stephie Grape, Hellenic Ornithological Society (A. Christidis, J. Fric, M. Kotsakis, P. Latsoudis, A. Sakoulis, L. Simitzi, R. Trigou), Helmis Natural History Museum of Zakynthos (P. Chelmis, K. Stoupathis), Hermes Productions (S. Kakoliris – A. Gkinakou), K. Karditsa – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, N. Meniko – Himara Seas The Day, Management Agency of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos (C. Dimitriadis, E. Kalli, L. Sourbes, A.T. Valli), S. Petrakis – Hellenic Oceanographers’ Association, Regional Administration of Protected Areas/Vlora Region/Albania (O. Çeloaliaj, N. Hysolakoj, A. Seferi), G. Skoufas, A. Visvardis – Environmental Education Center of Lithakia Zakynthos, R. Xhelilaj – Regional Directorate of Cultural Heritage Vlore.

The continuity of the Digital Photography Exhibition includes the dissemination of 800 printed copies of some of the entries to various networks and their permanent exposure in different public locations of Greece and Albania. The digital photo Album of the Exhibition will soon be available at:

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